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Photographer: Grey VanDeMark, Emerson College

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Caption: Caption Field: April 6, 2013 – A Young sneaker enthusiast prepares his shoes while waiting to enter the 6th annual NYC Dunk Exchange. Attendants started lining up four hours before the event started at noon.

 

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Caption: Caption Field: April 6, 2013 – A vendor displays his goods at one of the vendor tables at the 6th annual Dunk Exchange, on April 6th. Specific sneakers at this event can sell for upwards of $1000.

 

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Caption: Caption Field: April 6, 2013 – A potential costumer inspects the insole of a sneaker at the 6th annual NYC Dunk Exchange. The authenticity and value of particular sneakers can be determined by small details on the insoles.

 

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Caption: Caption Field: April 6 2013 – A deal is made in the corner of the 6th annual NYC Dunk Exchange.

 

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Caption: Caption Field: April 6, 2013 – A man walks past a group of attendants who have set up a makeshift display. Industrious collectors would often create impromptu setups across from more established vendors.

 

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Caption: Caption Field: April 6, 2013 – A young man holds his shoes up, hoping to strike a deal with other attendants who pass by. Attendants often mill about the event hoping to find others willing to make deals.

 

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Caption: Caption Field: April 6, 2013 – Two men locked in tense negotiation over the price of a pair of sneakers at the 6th annual NYC Dunk Exchange, on Saturday April 6th. The crowd was filled with exchanges like this one, while others try and elbow their way past.

 

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Caption: Caption Field: April 6, 2013 – A knowledgeable collector share some of the finer points about limited edition sneakers at the 6th annual NYC Dunk Exchange People attend this event to not only find rare pairs of shoes, but to also learn about sneakers from more experienced collectors.

 

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Caption: Caption Filed: April 6, 2013 – An attendant negotiates with another young man at the 6th annual NYC Dunk Exchange.

 

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Caption: Caption Field: April 6, 2013 – A collector shows off his collection as he makes his way through crowds at the 6th annual NYC Dunk Exchange, on Saturday April 6th. Sneaker collectors have developed their own type of slang to describe various aspects of shoe collecting.

 

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Caption: Caption Filed: April 6,2013 – A collector shows off his prized pair looking to entertain potential offers at the 6th Annual Dunk Exchange. Many times collectors will acquire shoes and never wear them out of fear of diminishing their value.